Aquenta was engaged by BHP Billiton to provide Capital and Operational Cost Estimates for the Olympic Dam Project Primary Water Supply System as part of the Olympic Dam expansion feasibility study.
Capital and Operational Cost Estimate.
Capital costs were estimated with regard to direct costs, contractors’ distributables and associated allowances. Operating costs were calculated for the two components of the primary water supply system consisting of the SWRO plant and the transfer system. A combination of capital and operational cost estimates enabled the development of a whole of life cost for the water supply system.
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